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Sunset has changed it's name to SNST to avoid confusion with the hundreds of bands - at least a few - using the same name. That said, a lot of the press has been written with the name Sunset. So if you're looking for Sunset, or Chris Broach or Steve Znavor as Sunset - you can find it as press, but the albums will be updated everywhere shortly to display the new name of 'SNST'.
You can pick up the single and the EP at one of many places, including iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and more. For now, you can look for the name of the band "Sunset" and find the EP entitled "Remember How It Ends" or the SINGLE entitled "National Monument" - and soon enough, all of the sites and places you can get it will be updated with the name change referring to us as 'SNST'.
The album that has been long awaited is finally out there, soon. Lots of great press. Billboard streamed the whole thing in its entirety, Alternative Press debuted a video, Impose debuted a song... good things happening. some links to recent press here:
Vinyl for the new album 'Turn Out the Lights' is still on its way and coming from Broken World Media. You can still order it here: http://store.brokenworldmedia.com/categories/sunset
More exciting news coming soon, but I can tell you that we're planning a tour for this August/September out East and to Los Angeles around the same time.
Check out the new videos, if you haven't already below:
SNST "Maybe We've Got It" Official Video
"Maybe We've Got It" by SNST
Official video for the song "Maybe We've Got It" from the upcoming album "Turn Out the Lights"
Director/Editor: Ian Merritt
Camera: Michael McLenighan
Animation: Chris Broach / Ian Merritt
SNST "National Monument" Official Video
SNST's "National Monument" is the first single off the forthcoming new album (April 2017).
Directed by John Isberg in association with Swede Films
We announced yesterday that the my new band with Steve Znavor, Sunset, finished a deal with Broken World Media to release our new record! Release date is slated for March 3, 2017. The album is titled: "Turn Out the Lights"
Final mixes came back from Will Yip two weeks ago and they're out for mastering right now. Artwork is being finished up by Sean Hannaway right now.
We're filming another video on the 17th of December in Chicago, IL. with Ian Merritt.
John Isberg (who did our last video for "National Monument") is also working on another video for a different song and has been casting it and setting up test shoots in Champaign, IL.
More details on everything - and more up-to-date updates can be found on any of our socials (see links at the bottom of this page), but I will continue to compile updates here, as they come together.
Recent Press on the band and the video for "National Monument":
New video for Sunset's "National Monument" debut's today!!! We've been working for quite a while on it. Directed by John Isberg of Swede Films, check it out right here:
Braid is on tour now. We just finished some shows with The Get Up Kids - including Atlanta's Wrecking Ball Fest - which also included The Descendents and more. At Wrecking Ball Fest, I spoke with Stephen Egerton for a while from The Descendents after our set and that was pretty rad. We talked about home studios, recording and demoing and rehearsing with bandmates who live all across the country, and he confirmed that they're working on a new album (The Descendents). Incidentally, Braid will also be working on writing a new album this fall, which is super exciting. It's cool to be able to talk to a dude in a band that's meant so much to me over the years - and for me to speak to him as a peer, instead of as just a fan. We did some dates with ALL back in the day (1998), and he remembered Todd Bell as the dude who dressed up in a bear costume and ran around the stage during their set 17 years ago.
The shows with The Get Up Kids were excellent. We've known those guys for 18 years now, and every time we're together - for better or worse - it's like no time has gone by at all. Love those guys and we were happy to be on their 20th anniversary (as a band) tour here in the U.S. in South Florida. As usual, there were plenty of laughs, a little drama, and a whole lot of fun. Those guys are some of my favorite dudes in the world.
Now Braid is on to another leg of the tour with Prawn & Dikembe up through Chapel Hill @ Local 506, Baltimore @ Ottobar, & Columbus @ Ace of Cups - after a show in Gainesville @ Loosey's last night with a bunch of crazies jumping on the stage and all over each other.
I've been video taping each show with two different cameras every night and I'm excited to have all this footage to go through and cut together for some really exciting stuff for you to see. See you soon on the rest of the tour! Rock on.
Yo. The Firebird Band is crowdfunding our new album. We're releasing it ourselves. Pledge and rock. Let's do this! Share! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chrisbroach/the-firebird-band-new-album-wwwfirebirdbandcom
Braid is playing Wrecking Ball Fest in Atlanta, GA. August 8/9 @ The Masquerade. Great line-up. Check it out!
For my birthday, you should do the following. If you haven't ever checked out this stuff, you should. Some of this stuff is some of my favorite music I've ever worked on. Some of it is interesting. Give it all a chance, it may just grow on you. Cool thing is that while you were wondering what happened to that dude from Braid, that dude from Braid was doing these projects.
Chris Broach solo stuff: on Spotify / on iTunes / on Amazon
L' Spaerow: on Spotify / on iTunes / on Amazon
Reviews you might find interesting:
The Firebird Band: on Spotify / on iTunes / on Amazon
Reviews you might find interesting:
The Blakhiv: on Spotify / on iTunes / on Amazon
(my favorite part about this band is that it is me, Mike from Hey Mercedes, and Chris Common from These Arms Are Snakes pretending to be all dudes named Bjorn from Iceland - & everyone reviewed it as such)
Reviews you might find interesting:
Life at Sea: on Spotify / on iTunes / on Amazon
(I only played on "Is There a Signal Coming Through?" and the "Live at Schubas" album. I don't sing, just play guitar in this band... I will also say that I had a falling out with this band - royalties and song split issues, etc... but I still like what we did on "Is There a Signal Coming Through?" --> that said, burn it from someone, don't bother purchasing, as none of it would go where it should go to.
You can purchase the rest, if you like and feel like supporting me. :)
So here's a lot of cool that's happened recently. If you haven't ordered or purchased the record (No Coast) yet, you can do so right here at Topshelf Records. Please do. It's ready for you ears.
Braid's "No Coast" charted on Billboard Top 200 (#119 the first week of sales)! It's my first time ever charting on Billboard. We also entered into the CMJ charts at #20, moved up to #9, and then moved up to #8 - hoping to move up to the top 5, but we'll see (nice to break the Top Ten! CMJ Charts). Specialty Radio is picking up the new album "No Coast" (as well) - I've heard it on XRT, and 101.1 here in Chicago. I was hearing it's being played on a ton of other Alternative stations across the country, as well. Super stoked. Thanks to everyone who's been so supportive. A lot of you have mentioned that you like "East End Hollows" and I'm super stoked about that.
Gizmodo reviewed "No Coast" - what!? Yeah! ... "When the Band That Narrated Your Teens Can Still Narrate Your 30s"
Some new interviews and cool stuff:
Don't be shy about asking about The Firebird Band, while we're at it. There are some cool things coming soon. (Re-issues, new music, and more). Hit me up about it.
This video is up now, as well: Behind the Making of Braid's "No Coast"